Fifteen Minnesota agriculture organizations have sent a joint letter to Governor Mark Dayton, seeking his support for a tax credit for land taken out of production for the state buffer law. Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Kirby Hettver says it is a matter of fairness. “We’ve been asked to land out of production and put it into the buffer program and, as of yet, we have not had any compensation. This bill is a start to help offset those property taxes on those acres.”The $50-per-acre-tax credit that was passed in both legislative chambers utilizes Clean Water Legacy Funds, which were designated specifically for initiatives to improve water quality in Minnesota.
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